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CAIRNS sculptures to stay until end of 2017

11th October 2017

The University of Hull is delighted to announce the CAIRNS sculpture trail by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is extending its run until the end of the year.

The 10 lifelike sculptures have been a big hit with visitors, with more than 9,000 people following the trail since it was installed earlier in 2017. Many of those visiting have also shared their own images and videos on social media.

Due to end this month, the trail has been so warmly received that the decision has been made to keep it for a few extra months – allowing even more people to visit.

CAIRNS is part of the University’s programme for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, along with concerts in Middleton Hall, art exhibitions in the Brynmor Jones Library and drama in the Donald Roy Theatre.  

The artist, Steinunn, said: “I am delighted that CAIRNS will be extended. It has been such a rewarding experience to see and hear from so many who are enjoying the trail every day.  It is a special treat to see the interaction and fascination of children, the artists and students of the future.”           

CAIRNS sculpture trail maps are available to download here or pick one up from the Venn and Brynmor Jones Library building reception desks.

You can see CAIRNS on the University of Hull campus, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX until the end of 2017. 

 “I am delighted that CAIRNS will be extended. It has been such a rewarding experience to see and hear from so many who are enjoying the trail every day.  It is a special treat to see the interaction and fascination of children, the artists and students of the future.”